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HAPPY NATIONAL SUNSCREEN DAY! ⠀ ⠀ Also known as “Don’t Fry Day” ⠀ ⠀ Wear your sunscreen my friends! Please! ⠀ ⠀ What is a sunburn? ⠀ ⠀ Sunburn is a radiation burn, caused when the ultraviolet (UV) rays of sunlight damage DNA in the upper layer of skin cells.⠀ ⠀ The sunburn will eventually heal, but some of the surviving cells will have mutations that escape repair. These cells could eventually become cancerous.⠀ ⠀ Safety Tips: ⠀ ⠀ - Be sure to choose a sunscreen that has an SPF of 30 or higher, is water-resistant and offers broad-spectrum protection.⠀ - Apply sunscreen at least 30 minutes before going in the sun.⠀ - When possible, seek shade.⠀ - Cover up with hats, sunglasses and UV-protective clothing.⠀ ⠀ Myth: The higher the SPF, the longer I can stay out in the sun⠀ ⠀ This is a common mistake. In reality, SPF 30 blocks 97% of ultraviolet rays, while SPF 50 blocks out 98%. ⠀ ⠀ Myth: Spray sunscreen is just as good as lotion ⠀ ⠀ WRONG! Use lotion, then use spray! For sunscreen to work properly, it still should be rubbed onto the skin to avoid missing streaks of skin, which can happen when you use spray. ⠀ ⠀ Zinc oxide is a better sunscreen ingredient, as it offers the best UVA protection of all current sunscreen chemicals, and titanium dioxide is second best.⠀ ⠀ I use: ⠀ ⠀ @sunbum - Clear Zinc when casually in the sun⠀ ⠀ @zinkasunscreen - fun for kids, comes in all different colors, I usually put it on when we go to the lake. (5% zinc) However, this does not have any where near the amount of zinc needed to protect the skin well. ⠀ @neutrogena ALL OVER MY FACE! also I put a layer on my upper lips because it’s prone to Melesma. (21.5% zinc) ⠀ Others that are great: ⠀ ⠀ @naturallyseriousskin Mineral Sun Defense Moisturizer SPF 30 (25% zinc) ⠀ ⠀ @thesunscreencompany CyberDerm Simply Zinc Ultra Transparent Sunscreen Lotion SPF 50 (25% zinc) ⠀ ⠀ ⠀ I use the Sol Stick for my whole face to keep some SPF on my lips, and it feels like it hydrates the skin. My skin is so soft, and the smell... glorious! Even if this product over have SPF I would still massage it all my skin! @soldejaneiro ⠀ ⠀ ⠀